Saturday, December 10, 2011
Academy Awards--Director, Writer, Cinematographer
T. C. Christensen is the master genius behind "17 Miracles." He did most of the research for the movie; he wrote the script; he was the director and the cinematographer. I have already previously written on this blog of my admiration for him as a person and as a movie maker. If there were academy awards given out, surely he should receive several of them--best picture, best directing, best .....it could go on. While T. C. may sound like a one man show, he doesn't come across that way on the set. He is quiet in his directing. (Don't believe the scene with him throwing a chair that you see in "Behind the Scenes.." in Treasure in Heaven. You can tell he was having some fun with his cousin and the others that helped make that movie.)
Everyone should have the opportunity to watch T. C. at work. You can almost feel the creative inspiration going from him to the actors/actresses when you watch a take. There is an element of perfectionism, without feeling the pressure of it, that comes forth from those involved. Watch the children for a great demonstration of it. You would think that T. C. would have had to tell them exactly what to do. But he didn’t. He would quietly encourage them and direct them. Then, patiently wait for them to be able to do it. Very impressive.
So yes! An academy award to T. C. Christensen. I am sure that he has many awards. The award for this movie should be the most excellent. Congratulations,T. C.